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Utricularia sp., Bladderwort

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Utricularia humboldtii

Utricularia sp.

Bladderwort
Family: Lentibulariaceae
Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeBog or aquaticPink flowersWhite/off-white flowersBlue/lavender/purple flowersYellow/orange flowersSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short timeFlood tolerant

Utricularia is the largest genus of carnivorous plants with more than 220 species that occur throughout the world. They are found on every continent except for Antarctica. Some are terrestrial species found in moist-to-wet, often acid soils, and in sphagnum moss, while others are aquatic, preferring to be floating freely in quiet waters in ponds and ditches. Many terrestrial species in the tropics are epiphytic.

The bladderworts present a rather unique morphology. First of all, the plants are entirely rootless -- completely giving up the normal plant way of obtaining nutrients from the root system. Also, the distinction between stem and leaf is often vague, especially in the aquatic species. The trapping mechanism, the bladder, is a modified leaf or a leaf division morphologically, in general conformity with all trapping structures found in carnivorous plants of other genera. The flowers are generally quite colorful and showy for both terrestrial and aquatic species, especially when seen in masses. Some of these flowers compete with those of orchids in their beauty.





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Uvariopsis submontana, Uvariopsis

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Uvariopsis submontana seeds

Uvariopsis submontana

Uvariopsis
Family: Annonaceae
Origin: West Africa
Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunRegular waterWhite/off-white flowersYellow/orange flowers


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Uvularia grandiflora, Large-flowered Bellwort

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Uvularia grandiflora

Large-flowered Bellwort
Family: Colchicaceae   (Formerly:Uvulariaceae / Liliaceae)
Origin: USA
Small shrub 2-5 ftSemi-shadeRegular waterYellow/orange flowersDeciduousSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

A little-known plant, perfect for a shady border. Appears in mid-spring, in time to hide dying daffodil foliage. The leaves are a nice bright yellow-green. The pendulous blooms are borne amongst bright green, lanced foliage.



Uvularia grandiflora, Large-flowered Bellwort

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Uvularia grandiflora, Large-flowered Bellwort

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Uvularia grandiflora, Large-flowered Bellwort

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Uvularia grandiflora, Large-flowered Bellwort

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Vachellia cornigera, Acacia cornigera, Bullhorn Acacia

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Vachellia cornigera, Acacia cornigera

Bullhorn Acacia
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Mimosoideae
Origin: Central America, Mexico
Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunModerate waterDry conditionsYellow/orange flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsThorny or spiny

Bullhorn Acacia is best known for its symbiotic relationship with a species of Pseudomyrmex ant (Pseudomyrmex ferruginea) that lives in its hollowed-out thorns. Its species were considered members of genus Acacia until 2005.





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Vachellia farnesiana, Acacia farnesiana, Mimosa farnesiana, Yellow Mimosa, Sweet Wattle

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Vachellia farnesiana, Acacia farnesiana, Mimosa farnesiana

Yellow Mimosa, Sweet Wattle
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Mimosoideae
Origin: Tropical America
Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterYellow/orange flowersFragrantAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short timeSeaside, salt tolerant plant

This is a bushy shrub that can be trained in a handsome small tree. It blooms with canary yellow powder puffs, sweetly fragrant.





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Acacia farnesiana - Sweet Mimosa

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Sweet Mimosa. One of the most useful tropical plants...  more

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